Victoria Catherine Lyon Foundation

Rachel Maclean, Partner in the family law team at Sills & Betteridge LLP and Chair of the Victoria Catherine Lyon Foundation attended the charity’s recent fundraising Ball (Feb 25th) and is delighted to announce that over £31,000 was raised. “The evening was a huge success, we all had an amazing time and could not believe people’s kindness and generosity for Victoria’s foundation.” Victoria, a former national rowing champion, sustained brain injury in a car accident in November 2015, and with her family, she has since devoted a lot of time and energy fundraising to help provide support for children and their families on the Brain Injury Unit at Nottingham Children’s…

Construction Worker’s Electrocution Leads to Lengthy Prison Sentences

Construction Worker’s Electrocution Leads to Lengthy Prison Sentences Slapdash health and safety procedures on construction sites can lead to grave injury and even death. In one case, a workman’s electrocution when his ladder touched an overhead power cable resulted in gross negligence manslaughter convictions and substantial prison sentences for a landowner and a civil engineer. The man, in his 30s, was working on the development of a barn extension when he was electrocuted and suffered a fatal cardiac arrest. The owner of the site and the engineer who had advised him on the project were prosecuted on the basis that they had ignored an energy provider’s warnings concerning the proximity…